Utah’s fertility since the Great Recession
The Utah economy continues to experience strong growth and recovered from the Great Recession several years ago. The recession, however, left a lingering imprint on the state’s demographics. Starting in 2008, fertility rates in the state began to significantly decline and those declines continue. Click here to learn more and view recently released data from the Gardner Policy Institute on various aspects of fertility, external factors that may affect fertility rates, and potential policy implications for the broader population.
Demographic and Economic Projections
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has produced long-term demographic and economic projections for the state of Utah and its counties. These 50-year state and county projections extend from 2015 to 2065, and illustrate continued population growth and a range of future dynamics and structural shifts for Utah. Click here to learn more.
School and College Age Populations: 1980-2065
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute recently released long-term demographic and economic projections for the state of Utah and its counties. These state level projections include population counts by single-year of age, as well as age groups. This fact sheet focuses on the school age (5-17) and the college age (18-24) populations. Click here to learn more.
Salt Lake City Data Book 2017
This Salt Lake City Data Book has been sponsored by Salt Lake City Corporation. It presents the newest available data from various federal and state level entities regarding the demographics, socioeconomics, housing status, and general economic information about the city. Click here to learn more.
State and County-Level Population Estimates
The demographics team at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute produces state and county-level population estimates separate from those produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. Our population estimates differ from the Census Bureau by utilizing a different methodology and data, and by providing more contextual understandings and interpretations of Utah-specific population estimates. Please visit here to learn more.
Salt Lake County Small Area Estimates: 2010-2014
The national census, conducted every ten years, provides the most complete, detailed, and accurate count of Utahns down to the neighborhood level. In the five years since the enumeration, the 2010 Census results have become dated as communities in Salt Lake County continue to evolve, with demographic and housing changes occurring unevenly throughout the valley. Accurate estimates of population, households, group quarters populations, and housing units provide an essential factual foundation for a wide range of program, product, service, and investment planning and evaluation. There is a growing need for more contemporaneous and accurate data at ever smaller geographic scales. Please visit here to learn more.